Friday, July 1, 2011

10K Practice Run

This morning after an hour of abs/core work we ran the course of the Freedom Run 10K.  During the abs workout I got a little giggly.  I have a tailbone that seems to protrude out further than most which sometimes results in me wearing a hole in my behind, it's quite painful.  Holly decided she would fashion me a "donut" out of her sweat towel :)  Although I felt pretty ridiculous it seemed to do the trick, thank you Holly!  We walked up to Kiwanis Park where the 10K starts, actually we danced most of the way...I was feeling pretty spicy.  We got to Kiwanis and we were off.  I felt pretty good in the beginning...after the first hill that is.  Here is a list of our mile splits, I FINALLY figured out how to make my Garmin show me such things.


We averaged a 7.40 minute mile pace with a max speed of 5.20 minute mile pace.  I sure hope I can be faster for the race, usually the excitement of race day makes me faster.  Also, the last .30 was just a slow run back to the gym.
As we were running past the stadium we saw Brad Paisley's entourage, there were like 5 diesels and 2 big motor home thingies.  I wanted to go knock on the door and say "hello, Brother Paisely!  Top of the day to ya"  But figured I better not.  I felt pretty good until about mile 3.5 or 4, then I fizzled.  Oh well, it was nice to be out on such a beautiful morn.  We saw the hot air balloons too which was nice.

Now if you will excuse me, I must turn into a merry maid and get to work.  I have big plans for my house today.  There's much to be done before the big day.  I can't wait for you to see how blasted cute Kobe looks in his fancy new suit :)


  1. Today was a mighty fine time! That run is so dang hard with all those hills, you kicked my trash today! I don't know about this fizzled talk young lady. It was a beautiful morning and I quite enjoyed your spiciness and the hot air balloons also :)
    I'm glad I had a clean sweat towel to fashion you a donut so you didn't get a horrible sore on your hiney!(is that a word)
    Good luck with your house you little merry maid, I'm happy to help if you need anything!

  2. Awesome splits Steph! You are going to kill that 10k and have a blast doing it.

    That is so fun that you and Holly ran the course because now you will know exactly what to expect and be prepared for it. My mantra for hills is always "screw it: run through it."

    I can't wait to hear all about your race on Monday.

  3. Race day excitement totally makes you faster!

    p.s. - Have I ever said how much I love the background of this blog? Sooo cute!

  4. I just figured out how to keep track of my per mile pace on my Garmin as well! Haha!! You are quite the speedster! I hope you have a great race on Monday!! Good Luck with the race and the baptism.

  5. GREAT JOB!!!! YOU ARE GOING TO DO AMAZING and I can't wait to read the recap!! LOVE the towel girls are hilarious and I MISS YOU!!!